Polio Vaccines

I was appalled when I learned of the Nigerian women who were gunned down because they were giving out polio vaccines.  They were killed by gunmen suspected of belonging to a radical Islamic sect shot and killed at least nine as they took part part in a polio vaccination drive in northern Nigeria on Friday, …

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The Malala Fund

I got this in an email from Vital Voices and thought I should share it with you.  The mission of Vital Voices  is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.  Help them by …

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Summer News: SOC Films Documentary Series

I wanted to share this email from Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the first Pakistani woman to win an Oscar for her film Saving Face in 2012 and one of TIME Magazine's most influencial people of the world. Dear Friends, A lot has happened since the Academy Awards in February in LA...I have begun work on a new series …

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SUMMIT of Women Leaders that Care

I got this email today and wanted to share it with you. A Celebration of Women TM presents... SUMMIT of Women Leaders that Care  "WOMAN of ACTION: Key to Equity, Justice and Peace " Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:00am until 5:00pm, networking & meet the Speakers until 7PM A Celebration of WomenTM is a global organization born to celebrate …

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Breakdown in the Closet

MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe, explores the realities and ideas of a new global generation of mothers through art, stories, and powerful new voices. The exhibition aims to turn inspiration into action helping fuel a worldwide movement of advocates for mothers’ human rights and advances in maternal health. Just recently I got an email from them …

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Pakistan’s Senate Passes Domestic Violence Bill

I read this evening on the website for Violence is Not Our Culture about the passing of domestic violence bill in Pakistan.  VNC congratulated their partners Baidarie Sialkot and Shirkat Gah and other civil society groups and women's human rights activists who have been campaigning over the past few years to pass this bill. Baidarie …

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Saving Face

I was thrilled last night when I saw the documentary, Saving Face win the Oscar.  It was a proud moment for Canadian Pakistani filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy as she made history as Pakistan's first Oscar winner.  Chinoy hopes that this Oscar win will ignite a flourishing film industry in Pakistan. Saving Face is a documentatry about acid …

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